What you'll do
We’ll meet at Fukutoku shrinne near Mitsukoshimae station exit A6, a central business district, where ancient and modern culture meet. You’ll also be able to observe the proper protocol when you visit the Fukutoku Shrine.We’ll then visit Nihonbashi Bridge and see a beautiful statue in a well-known department store. When we reach my office, we’ll have lunch while I explain to you about shodo, a form of Japanese calligraphy. I’ll explain about the equipment we use for shodo and show you how you to prepare before you start writing. I’ll show you the basic techniques of Japanese writing, which are easy to master. You can practice writing the letters and I’ll think of a kanji character for your name. You can then create your own name in Japanese to take away as a souvenir.
Lunch or afternoon tea. As for lunch, we will make onigiri, rice balls. If it is after 2 p.m, we will have Japanese snack.
I teach shodo(Japanese calligraphy) to foreigners at my office and I have practiced shodo for more than two decades now. It’s a relaxing experience that I liken to meditation in a rather creative way. My work was selected one of the works which was displayed at Tokyo Metropolitan Art museum in March, 2019. I was a Rotary Exchange student to Australia when I was in high school, and a recipient of the International Exchange Award in the Ibaraki Prefecture in 1980. I've hosted guided tours in English to travelers more than 235 times since 2014. And I meet more than 300 foreigners a year.
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Where you'll be
We’ll begin at Fukutoku Shrine and then View a magnificent beautiful statue. There are many shops and restaurants in that area. We’ll visit Nihonbashi and enjoy the beautiful scenery. My office is located on the main road. We will have Japanese lunch, onigiri at my office. Then we will have Japanese calligraphy lesson. You will be able to create your name in Kanji. You will love it!
Keep these in mind
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Up to 5 guests ages 2 and up can attend.
Please wear comfortable shoes. Note that my office is on the fifth floor without an elevator.
Learn traditional Japanese Calligraphy
$48 per person
$48 per person